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Old 04-15-2016, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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Has nothing to do with Charleston.....
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:54 AM
 
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Seems to miss the point that many families want a neighborhood with homes with yards that kids can go out and play. Not having to schedule time to go to the park.

This means those homes that meet that criteria closer to town are very expensive so they move farther and farther out to reduce cost.

If you're happy living in condo style homes then this makes a lot of sense. So for young single and newly married people this works. For many families... not so much.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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Has nothing to do with Charleston.....

Can you honestly not find the relevance in a discussion on urban sprawl on a forum that represents one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country? Or were you just looking to be snarky toward Mac as usual?
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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Has nothing to do with Charleston.....
Perhaps not, but Summerville for sure.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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Can you honestly not find the relevance in a discussion on urban sprawl on a forum that represents one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country? Or were you just looking to be snarky toward Mac as usual?

This forum is about the greater Charleston area, not walkable communities. There are other forums for that. I didn't make the rules for CD, take that up with them.

I have no reason to be snarky towards mac, if you feel like that perhaps check yo'self before running off at others. You seem to like to do that...here's hoping you have some happiness this weekend.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:10 AM
 
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This forum is about the greater Charleston area, not walkable communities. There are other forums for that. I didn't make the rules for CD, take that up with them.

I have no reason to be snarky towards mac, if you feel like that perhaps check yo'self before running off at others. You seem to like to do that...herr's hoping you have some happiness this weekend.
Well, there are plenty of walkable communities within the Charleston metro. Just because it doesn't apply to your neighborhood isn't a reason for you to try stopping a valid discussion from taking place. Feel free to not click the thread if you have nothing to add in the future.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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There's been a great deal of discussion about density & growth in this area as well as biking & walkability. There are also frequent posts from people wanting to move here & live where they can walk to bars, restaurants, etc. & posts from people who live in Mt Pleasant who suggest it become self sufficient as a working community with more high paying office jobs so people don't have to commute out of town.

So yes, I thought it was relevant to bring up as its a well-done talk from a highly respected planner.

Just one person's opinion & food for thought.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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This forum is about the greater Charleston area, not walkable communities. There are other forums for that. I didn't make the rules for CD, take that up with them.

I have no reason to be snarky towards mac, if you feel like that perhaps check yo'self before running off at others. You seem to like to do that...here's hoping you have some happiness this weekend.
It's completely relevant. Density can sprawl is the theme of pretty much every other thread here.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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I agree overall with his concept, but I don't really find it realistic for most people to actually commute to work on foot or bike.
For one, it's pretty rare to find a salary that matches the surrounding neighborhood. An engineer at factory may not to want to live in a neighborhood walking distance to the factory and can afford something much nicer driving distance away. A bartender at a bar on King Street won't be able to afford to live downtown.

Realistically, I don't see people commuting by bike here at all. Even in downtown Charleston and Daniel Island. Daniel Island is walkable, but it seems most travel by golf cart or car. Our weather is a mixed bag. It does get cold in the winter (cold enough to make a bike commute miserable anyway), it rains, it gets really hot. I love riding bikes, but I can't imagine actually commuting in one.
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